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Old 04-05-2017, 10:55 AM  
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*** Official 2017 Royals Repository ***

Chiefsplanet’s (Proposed) 2017 Season Title: One Last Ride

2011 Prelude:

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The 2017 season undoubtably begins in shadow of Yordano Ventura’s tragic death in the offseason. David Glass again bucked expectation and fan vitriol to go all in on his budget, and the core, despite the heartstring tugging trades of Davis and Dyson, remains primed for another push to the promised land. Will the Royals make another deep run into October? Or will they conduct the largest deadline sell off in Major League history?

Even with the expectations, predictions and hype spanning back from 2011 - the journey this team embarked on since 2013 was sweeter than anything any of us could have imagined. Even if this team goes on a 2004 styled losing binge this year, all is not lost. As this will push the Royals to conduct a sell off for minor league talent that will reignite the incredible optimism that permeated through this place in 2011. At the end of the day, this team actually did it, they somehow found a way to defy all of the odds that the MLB set against them to take the crown.
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2017's Burning Questions

1. What is the threshold between being “buyers” and “sellers” at the deadline?

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2. Can Gordo and Moose bounce back to 2015 levels?

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3. Can Ned Yost manage a bullpen?

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4. Will the Royals find a boost from an unexpected X-Factor to lift them to contention?

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5. Can Jorge Soler and Brandon Moss be productive contributors in Kauffman’s dimensions?

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Bonus Question - Is Raul Mondesi truly ready to be an everyday player?

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We’re all in again, folks. Buckle in and enjoy the ride.

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Old 04-12-2017, 08:42 AM   #91
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I was thinking Almonte and Alexander.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:57 PM   #92
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:18 PM   #93
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Lefty to replace Strahm and a righty who can log some innings and has good control. I like it.
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:38 PM   #94
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:19 PM   #95
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Strahm still has it. He just needs to log some innings in AAA to get his control issues worked out. The Show isn't a good place to work out the kinks.
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:06 PM   #96
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That really underscores just how valuable each football game and how insignificant each individual baseball game is. In a nutshell each NFL game is 10 times more important than a MLB game.
Until you finish 1 game out of a playoff spot
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:31 PM   #97
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Don't understand why they're going to go through the trouble of putting Alex in right instead of Moss. Moss has played RF plenty more than Alex has. If you have a guy who has 4 gold gloves in left, why take him out of his routine for a guy who is going to be a mediocre fielder in comparison whether he is in LF or RF?


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Old 04-12-2017, 03:48 PM   #98
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Don't understand why they're going to go through the trouble of putting Alex in right instead of Moss. Moss has played RF plenty more than Alex has. If you have a guy who has 4 gold gloves in left, why take him out of his routine for a guy who is going to be a mediocre fielder in comparison whether he is in LF or RF?


I believe they're really, really hoping that despite hundreds of games of precedence, that a light will turn on and make Soler a driven, competent fielder.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:42 PM   #100
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:55 PM   #101
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If Gordon is in right for the home opener we only lose by one run...
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:31 PM   #102
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What kinda haul will Hosmer, Moose, Cain & Escobar bring?

Gordon's contract is like an albatross around the Royals neck.


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Old 04-12-2017, 08:34 PM   #103
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What kinda haul will Hosmer, Moose, Cain & Escobar bring?

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Meh, not really. He's only here for two years after this, and we'll be reloading during that time any way.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:31 PM   #104
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Meh, not really. He's only here for two years after this, and we'll be reloading during that time any way.

Sorry...I meant as a piece in a trade.



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Old 04-13-2017, 12:31 AM   #105
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That is definitely true.
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